Best 22 515 of Art quotes - MyQuotes
And remember whatever discipline you're in, whether you're a musician or a photographer, fine artist or a cartoonist, writer, a dancer, a singer, a designer... whatever you do, you have a thing that's unique. You have the ability to make art.
Art finds a way to be constructive. It becomes heat in cold places; it becomes light in dark places.
What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.
Chess is an art and not a spectator sport.
It's possible I am the only art critic that a lot of people read. And maybe Robert Hughes, if he's still writing.
I think I love jokes! The best jokes are equal to the best art, in my mind, and as rare.
Over the years I have learned that creating art has made me happy. I used to be a lawyer and I'm much happier being an artist.
He can who thinks he can, and he can't who thinks he can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.
John Stuart Mill
To say that secular means irreligious implies that all the arts and sciences are irreligious, and is very like saying that all professions except that of the law are illegal.
Alekhine is a poet who creates a work of art out of something that would hardly inspire another man to send home a picture post card.
A work of art must carry in itself its complete significance and impose it upon the beholder even before he can identify the subject-matter.
Eternity is not an everlasting flux of time, but time is as a short parenthesis in a long period.
I should’ve probably warned you: once you end a relationship with an artist, you are perpetually reminded of them. They have now ruined classical music and jazz for you. They have ruined books and poetry. You should just forget about galleries and museums. But you know what the worst part is? It’s how they witnessed and observed you, making you feel like the only person in the room. And you secretly loved being looked at, being worshipped. So now you avoid mirrors. Because when you look at yourself, you remember me.
Art imitating life and life imitating art, and it's beyond the job - it will always be a marked period in my life.
Willem De Kooning
The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
The art of utterance persuades initially by its music and its rhythm, before semiotic or personal characteristics come into play.
At Cornell, my acting teacher said you cannot be religious and be an artist. I sort of got it, because faith is a comfort and art comes from a lot of places, in a lot of people, from the dark chasm.
Buy Old Masters. They fetch a much better price than old mistresses.
The subject of contemporary art should include a political dimension, the distrust contemporary art has towards the existing order. One manifestation of this distrust is the mechanical dichotomization between art's form and its political content; the other is the institutionalizing tendency of anti-institutionalization. We almost never resist ourselves - the part of ourselves that has been institutionalized. We have occupied the word "resistance" and have become its owner, while "resistance" has become our servant. Thus, we own "resistance" and occupy it as a position of power.
The artist begins where logic ends.
Henry A. Kissinger
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
There is, in any art, a tendency to turn one's own preferences into a monomaniac theory.
Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle
There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.
Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first time, with eyes of a child, fresh with wonder.
The artist is always dancing with death.
When I moved into making sculpture, I could handle steel the way it had been handled in the technological revolution. I could use it the way bridge builders used it; I could use it the way they used it in industry and building and not the way it had been used in art.
The great end of art is to strike the imagination with the power of a soul that refuses to admit defeat even in the midst of a collapsing world.
At first he who invented any art that went beyond the common perceptions of man was naturally admired by men, not only because there was something useful in the inventions, but because he was thought wise and superior to the rest. But as more arts were invented, and some were directed to the necessities of life, others to its recreation, the inventors of the latter were always regarded as wiser than the inventors of the former, because their branches of knowledge did not aim at utility.
As water shapes its flow in accordance with the ground, so an army manages its victory in accordance with the situation of the enemy.
I love commercial music! I can dissect it and criticize it with any critic in the business. But without any thought, I just enjoy it. It's folk music. That's what I'm doing, folk music. I'm not intellectualizing it . . . and making it into a phoney art form. I'm just doing the music I enjoy.
I've always believed film is most close to music of all the other arts.
Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern; that we—I mean all human beings—are connected with this; that the whole world is a work of art; that we are parts of the work of art. Hamlet or a Beethoven quartet is the truth about this vast mass that we call the world. But there is no Shakespeare, there is no Beethoven; certainly and emphatically there is no God; we are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.
Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.
I started drawing comics, and at first I was very influenced by the whole pop art movement, you know, Batman was on TV and all that pop art stuff? But then my next influence was in 1966, or maybe it was '65, I don't know. Somebody showed me a copy of the "East Village Other", which was an underground newspaper. And... it had comics in it! And they weren't superhero comics.
Suprema arta de a trai consta in combinarea celor mai delicate placeri cu prezenta constanta a pericoulului.
This is great art, we've been told this by the great pundits of our age. And in consequence why should we bother to learn? There's nothing more delightful than to be told, 'You don't have to learn, my boy. There's nothing in it. Modern art? There's nothing in it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The virtue of art lies in detachment, in sequestering one object from the embarrassing variety. Until one thing comes out from theconnection of things, there can be enjoyment, contemplation, but no thought.
The QSM Software Almanac is an invaluable resource. It establishes a norm for software projects, including best of class, worst of class and averages. In addition, it profiles the state of the art of software construction and enhancement. I wish I'd had this wonderful reference book years ago.
My dad's intense love for art and music is what drove me to learn music
Family is a collective expression of individual perspective-a living work of art.
Art is the process of relationship. Through art we create and share ourselves.
In art, as long as you have ideas and think, you are bound to deform nature. Art is deformation.
Nothing, of course, will ever take the place of the good old fashion of 'liking' a work of art or not liking it; the more improved criticism will not abolish that primitive, that ultimate, test.
John Greenleaf Whittier
The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art.
Art is like a lover whom you run away from but who comes back and picks you up.
I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body.
If a book comes from the heart, it will contrive to reach other hearts; all art and author-craft are of small amount to that.
Art criticism, I would say, is about the most ungrateful form of 'elevated' writing I know of. It may also be one of the most challenging.. if only because so few people have done it well enough to be remembered.. but I'm not sure the challenge is worth it.
The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.
Sometimes words are not needed, and the simplicity of expressing yourself through an art form is one of the best ways of communication.